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My Weekend “Away” In New York At The Kimberly Hotel

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If there’s one thing New York City does really well, it’s eschewing the cookie-cutter chains that dot much of the American landscape, especially when it comes to hotels (okay, maybe not banks and certain coffee shops, but that’s another story). If you’re coming here and are tired of staying at traditional hotel chains, then The […]

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Luggage Lost, Soul Found: What Traveling the World Taught Me

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There are countless reasons not to travel: lost luggage, delayed flights, aggressive hawkers and taxi scams, to name a few. And so it was that logistical hassles, fear of the unknown and the tyranny of the status quo – not to mention the cost – all conspired to keep my wife and I grounded in […]

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Here’s What It Was Like Attending Colombia’s Craziest Festival

Friday, February 6, 2015

All the babies are crying, and an old lady starts yelling hysterically. As an enormous burst of turbulence turns my stomach sideways, I catch the eye of a man who looks like Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He gives me a gruff nod and half-smile, as if to assure me that the landing is always like this. […]

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Introducing Palestine: The West Bank In A Day

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Israeli separation wall slopes up into blue sky. I stand in the shadow it casts, dwarfed by its manmade slap of division. My friend Yuan emerges from the makeshift gift shop clutching a handful of postcards. He is particularly pleased with the purchase depicting the now iconic image of a silhouette of a young girl sailing over […]

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Here Are Five Ways To Do Patagonia’s Torres Del Paine On The Cheap

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Going on a multi-day trek through Patagonia is on a lot of people’s bucket list. Who doesn’t want to visit the Straights of Magellan, Patagonia and some of the most photogenic landscapes in the world? But if you look online the expense seems, shall we say, unfortunate. Okay, not unfortunate, nosebleed expensive. Saying that you […]

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Want To Learn How To Be A Real Traveler In Thailand?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

You’re almost there. You’ve booked your ticket, bought your guidebook and packed everything in your bags to last you through the several weeks of vacation you’re planning to have in Thailand. Everybody in your social circle knows you’re heading to the exciting land of beautiful beaches, friendly people and delicious food. Sure, you’ve made your […]

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This Sunny Sydney Timelapse Will Have You Wishing For The Beach

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Here’s a video of one of my favorite locations In the world. If you guessed that it was Sydney, then you were right. If you guessed that one of the reasons it makes the list is due to the massive amount of access you have to the water there all the time, then you are […]

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The Top 50 Travel Blogs (4th Quarter: 2014)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 4th quarter (October — December) of 2014 ranked by visitor traffic. There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa […]

You Won’t Believe What This Guy Saw When He Walked Into A Bathroom In The Philippines

You Won’t Believe What This Guy Saw When He Walked Into A Bathroom In The Philippines

Monday, December 29, 2014

Professional model Jason Godfrey, a male model who has “faked smiles in thousands of catalogues, used the same poses in hundreds of print ads, acted poorly in dozens of commercials, and somehow made it onto the pages of such fashion staples as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Maxim, and Men’s Health,” was recently traveling on the […]

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How One Man Used Tinder To Travel Across The Country

Monday, December 29, 2014

I must be using Tinder wrong. Women I chat with often say things like what Annie of Tinder recently said to me: “Thanks for not being the typical horny-ass Tinder dude.” I think she said this because at no point in the conversation did I ask her for sex (I was taught that it’s rude […]

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